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Explosion Collection

"Capturing the Power: A Spectacle of Explosions Unleashed" In the realm of art, explosions have been depicted in various forms throughout history

Background imageExplosion Collection: A Star Explodes - Norman Lindsay

A Star Explodes - Norman Lindsay
A Star Explodes by Norman Lindsay Date: 1932

Background imageExplosion Collection: Attack of the Ulster Division, 1 July 1916, (c1930). Creator: James Prinsep Beadle

Attack of the Ulster Division, 1 July 1916, (c1930). Creator: James Prinsep Beadle
Attack of the Ulster Division, 1 July 1916, (c1930). Scene from the Battle of the Somme in northern France during the First World War

Background imageExplosion Collection: Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmundson as the Dangerous Brothers on Saturday Live

Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmundson as the Dangerous Brothers on Saturday Live. 28th March 1986

Background imageExplosion Collection: A Miner Success by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon

A Miner Success by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon
" They must ave ad some good news or somethin, Alf; you can ear em cheerin quite plain." Two British Tommies, Bill and Alf

Background imageExplosion Collection: Crab nebula, composite image

Crab nebula, composite image
Crab nebula. Composite x-ray, infrared and optical image of the Crab nebula (M1), a remnant of a supernova that exploded in AD 1054

Background imageExplosion Collection: At the Front - World War One recruitment poster

At the Front - World War One recruitment poster
Recruitment poster during World War I featuring a dramatic picture of horses pulling guns rearing up in fright at a shell explosion just a few feet away

Background imageExplosion Collection: The Vindictive at Zeebrugge, 1918 (1919). Artist: Charles John De Lacy

The Vindictive at Zeebrugge, 1918 (1919). Artist: Charles John De Lacy
The Vindictive at Zeebrugge, 1918 (1919). HMS Vindictive was a British Arrogant-class cruiser built at Chatham Dockyard. She was launched on 9 December 1897 and completed in 1899

Background imageExplosion Collection: Bismarck, German battleship, WW2

Bismarck, German battleship, WW2
The German battleship, Bismarck. The ship was sunk on 27 May 1941 in battle with British naval forces. Date: 1941

Background imageExplosion Collection: Extirpation of the Plagues of Egypt: - Destruction of Revolutionary Crocodiles, 1798

Extirpation of the Plagues of Egypt: - Destruction of Revolutionary Crocodiles, 1798
XYC289253 Extirpation of the Plagues of Egypt:- Destruction of Revolutionary Crocodiles, 1798 (hand-coloured etching) by Gillray, James (1757-1815); 24.4x35.6 cm; Yale Center for British Art

Background imageExplosion Collection: Supernova explosion, artwork

Supernova explosion, artwork
Supernova explosion, computer artwork. Supernovas are the explosive deaths of massive stars

Background imageExplosion Collection: STEAMBOATS: SULTANA, 1865. The paddle steamer Sultana photographed during a stop at Helena

STEAMBOATS: SULTANA, 1865. The paddle steamer Sultana photographed during a stop at Helena, Arkansas on the Mississippi River, about one day prior to its fateful explosion near Memphis

Background imageExplosion Collection: Remagen Bridgehead: the 27th Armored Infantry Batallion of the U. S

Remagen Bridgehead: the 27th Armored Infantry Batallion of the U. S. Army 9th Division crossing the Rhine River over
WWII: RHINE RIVER, 1945. Remagen Bridgehead: the 27th Armored Infantry Batallion of the U.S. Army 9th Division crossing the Rhine River over the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen, Germany, 7 March 1945

Background imageExplosion Collection: Hendon Aerial Pageant

Hendon Aerial Pageant
A poster advertising a Royal Air Force Aerial Pageant at The London Aerodrome at Hendon. The pictures depicts British bombers attacking a desert stronghold

Background imageExplosion Collection: Science / Gillray Satire

Science / Gillray Satire
New Discoveries in Pneumaticks! A satire on the Royal Institution: Thomas Young experiments on Hippisley, Humphry Davy at the bellows, Rumford by the door

Background imageExplosion Collection: Light echoes from exploding star

Light echoes from exploding star
Light echoes from an exploding star. Hubble Space Telescope image of an illuminated dust shell around the star v838 Monocerotis

Background imageExplosion Collection: Torus universe, artwork

Torus universe, artwork
Torus universe. Computer artwork of a universe shaped like a torus (doughnut-shaped). Some cosmologists believe that the universe could be this shape due to gravity warping spacetime

Background imageExplosion Collection: Harry Watts London Can Take It! (1940)

Harry Watts London Can Take It! (1940)

Background imageExplosion Collection: Petrol station, Old Brompton Road, London SW7

Petrol station, Old Brompton Road, London SW7
Brew Brothers petrol station in Old Brompton Road, London SW7, where a fire and explosion occurred in a basement store, 20 July 1957

Background imageExplosion Collection: British Square / Pollilur

British Square / Pollilur
British East India troops under Colonel Baille form a square, offering meagre resistance to assault by the Indian army of Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali at Pollilur

Background imageExplosion Collection: Monte Bello atomic test

Monte Bello atomic test
First British atomic test, Monte Bello islands, Australia on the 3rd October 1952 Date: 3rd October 1952

Background imageExplosion Collection: The Four Days Battle, 1-4 June 1666 (oil on canvas)

The Four Days Battle, 1-4 June 1666 (oil on canvas)
FIT86010 The Four Days Battle, 1-4 June 1666 (oil on canvas) by Storck, Abraham (1644-1708); 82.8x145.7 cm; Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

Background imageExplosion Collection: The Battle of Ballinahinch, 13th June 1798, c. 1798 (oil on canvas)

The Battle of Ballinahinch, 13th June 1798, c. 1798 (oil on canvas)
TPG251597 The Battle of Ballinahinch, 13th June 1798, c.1798 (oil on canvas) by Robinson, Thomas (bef.1770-1810); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageExplosion Collection: Fireworks, Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly, South Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Fireworks, Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly, South Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageExplosion Collection: Atomic structure, artwork

Atomic structure, artwork
Atomic structure. Computer artwork of electrons orbiting a central nucleus. This is a classical schematic Bohr model of an atom

Background imageExplosion Collection: 1957 nuclear test: Fall-out

1957 nuclear test: Fall-out
Fallout: The sinister and prolonged after-effect of nuclear explosions: a drawing illustrating some characteristics of this haunting phenomenon.An illustration by special Illustrated London News

Background imageExplosion Collection: Planes Bomb Emirs Fort

Planes Bomb Emirs Fort
British planes bomb the Emirs mountain fortress

Background imageExplosion Collection: Ski sport art #ski #sport

Ski sport art #ski #sport
Justyna Jaszke

Background imageExplosion Collection: The Great Halifax Explosion, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Great Halifax Explosion, Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Great Halifax Explosion, Halifax, near Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. Date: 1917

Background imageExplosion Collection: CUBA: U. S. S. MAINE, 1898. Destruction of the U. S. Battleship Maine in Havana Harbor

CUBA: U. S. S. MAINE, 1898. Destruction of the U. S. Battleship Maine in Havana Harbor
CUBA: U.S.S. MAINE, 1898. Destruction of the U.S. Battleship Maine in Havana Harbor, 15 February 1898. Contemporary chromolithograph by Kurz & Allison

Background imageExplosion Collection: Daleks attack a rebels vehicle

Daleks attack a rebels vehicle
in a scene from Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 AD

Background imageExplosion Collection: Union gunboats sunk in Galveston Bay, 1863

Union gunboats sunk in Galveston Bay, 1863
Rebel attack on Union gunboats at Galveston, Texas, 1863. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageExplosion Collection: China exploded its first hydrogen bomb on june 17, 1967

China exploded its first hydrogen bomb on june 17, 1967

Background imageExplosion Collection: Man on a snowboard jumping off a cornice at Snowbird Resort in Little Cottonwood

Man on a snowboard jumping off a cornice at Snowbird Resort in Little Cottonwood Canyon in the Wasatch Mountains of northern Utah. (MR)

Background imageExplosion Collection: Llest Colliery explosion, Glamorgan, South Wales

Llest Colliery explosion, Glamorgan, South Wales
A group of men and boys waiting for news of miners trapped underground following an explosion at Llest (Lluest) Colliery, Pontyrhyl, near Bridgend, Glamorgan, South Wales

Background imageExplosion Collection: The Siege of Sevastopol, 1854 (19th century print)

The Siege of Sevastopol, 1854 (19th century print)
LRI4648936 The Siege of Sevastopol, 1854 (19th century print) by Unknown Artist, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Crimee War (1853-1856)

Background imageExplosion Collection: The Vanishing Time

The Vanishing Time
Sandy Wijaya

Background imageExplosion Collection: Hooded British Territorials charging the German Trenches at Loos, September 25th, 1915, 1916

Hooded British Territorials charging the German Trenches at Loos, September 25th, 1915, 1916. British troops in gas masks charged German trenches at the Battle of Loos on the Western Front

Background imageExplosion Collection: BUNKERs HILL MINE / 1875

BUNKERs HILL MINE / 1875
Bunkers Hill mine, in North Staffordshire, the scene of a fatal explosion on April 30th 1875. Date: 1875

Background imageExplosion Collection: Where Did That One Go To? by Bruce Bairnsfather

Where Did That One Go To? by Bruce Bairnsfather
The very first cartoon published in The Bystander by Bruce Bairnsfather (later Captain) of the 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Background imageExplosion Collection: The Heroines of 1940 : Greek poster, c1946, commemorating the women of the Greek Resistance

The Heroines of 1940 : Greek poster, c1946, commemorating the women of the Greek Resistance Movement in World War II
WWII: GREEK POSTER, 1940. " The Heroines of 1940" : Greek poster, c1946, commemorating the women of the Greek Resistance Movement in World War II

Background imageExplosion Collection: Great Britain tests its first atomic weapon at the Montebello Islands off the coast of

Great Britain tests its first atomic weapon at the Montebello Islands off the coast of north-western Australia
BRITISH NUCLEAR TEST, 1952. Great Britain tests its first atomic weapon at the Montebello Islands off the coast of north-western Australia, 3 October 1952

Background imageExplosion Collection: SULTANA EXPLOSION, 1865. The explosion of the paddle steamer Sultana on the Mississippi River

SULTANA EXPLOSION, 1865. The explosion of the paddle steamer Sultana on the Mississippi River, 28 April 1865. Contemporary wood engraving

Background imageExplosion Collection: Clerkenwell Prison explosion

Clerkenwell Prison explosion
Effects of the explosion at the house of detention, Clerkenwell, seen from within the prison yard: police officers and firemen searching the ruins

Background imageExplosion Collection: Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead

Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead
A view over Newcastle (on the far side of the River Tyne) and Gateshead (in the foreground) during the great fire which killed more than 50 people and destroyed many buildings

Background imageExplosion Collection: Collapsed building

Collapsed building. Gas from a leaking pipe was accidentally ignited and exploded, ruining the London Tavern in Coltishall, Norfolk, England

Background imageExplosion Collection: Snowboarder

Snowboarder
Evgeny Vasenev

Background imageExplosion Collection: Firestorm (colour litho)

Firestorm (colour litho)
2778617 Firestorm (colour litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: Firestorm. Teams of Axis airplanes swoop down on the English motorized columns that attack in)

Background imageExplosion Collection: First Blood in the Battle of the Somme, First Worlds War, 1 July 1916, (c1920). Creator: Unknown

First Blood in the Battle of the Somme, First Worlds War, 1 July 1916, (c1920). Creator: Unknown
First Blood in the Battle of the Somme, First Worlds War, 1 July 1916, (c1920)....the storming of Montauban [in northern France] over the sunken road in front of the village. Drawn by S. Begg



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"Capturing the Power: A Spectacle of Explosions Unleashed" In the realm of art, explosions have been depicted in various forms throughout history. From Norman Lindsay's mesmerizing portrayal of a star exploding to James Prinsep Beadle's vivid depiction of the Ulster Division under attack, these artworks encapsulate the sheer intensity and devastation caused by such cataclysmic events. Charles John De Lacy's masterpiece, "The Vindictive at Zeebrugge, " transports us to 1918 when this explosive assault unfolded during World War I. The image serves as a haunting reminder of the sacrifices made by brave soldiers amidst chaos and destruction. Moving forward in time, we witness Bruce Bairnsfather's poignant WWI cartoon titled "A Miner Success. " This clever illustration sheds light on the dangerous conditions faced by miners who were tasked with detonating explosives underground during wartime. Shifting our gaze beyond Earth, we encounter a stunning composite image capturing the Crab Nebula. This celestial explosion showcases nature's ability to create breathtaking beauty even within its most violent moments. Not limited to war or natural phenomena, explosions also find their place in entertainment. Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmundson immortalized these fiery bursts through their comedic brilliance as the Dangerous Brothers on Saturday Live. Their explosive performances left audiences roaring with laughter. Taking flight into aviation history, we marvel at Hendon Aerial Pageant where daredevil pilots showcased aerial stunts that thrilled spectators while pushing boundaries within controlled explosions and pyrotechnics displays. Artistic interpretations extend further into space as well; supernova they are brought to life through captivating artwork that captures both their destructive force and awe-inspiring magnificence. History reminds us that not all explosions occur on land or in space; tragedy struck aboard steamboat Sultana in 1865 when it exploded near Helena. This disaster claimed countless lives and stands as a somber testament to the devastating consequences of an explosion gone wrong. In contrast, H.